Back in November, both the Mopar and Dodge//SRT brands took the wraps off of their fourth-generation Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak factory-built racecar at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The limited-production grassroots drag racer was designed to compete in sportsman classes in events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA).
Construction of the Challenger Drag Pak begins with a standard Dodge Challenger Body-in-White (BIW) unibody built at the FCA Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario. From there, Mopar installs an SFI-specification welded roll cage, rated for quarter-mile runs as fast as 7.50 seconds, is integrated into the body. Then adds a Strange rear axle assembly that uses adjustable coil-over shocks, four-link suspension with wishbone, and an anti-roll bar. Upfront, a unique engine cross member lowers the center of gravity and improves weight distribution.
Under the hood, Mopar equips each Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak with a supercharged 354-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 engine fitted to a T400 three-speed transmission with a Kwik-Shift manual shifter. A lightweight driveshaft, front and rear racing brakes, Racetech seats, Racepak Smartwire fully programmable power distribution center, exclusive Drag Pak lightweight wheel and tire package, wheelie bars, and a parachute mount that are incorporated into the chassis are all integrated to build the factory-built drag racing package out there.
Now according to Mopar, the package has been postponed to 2021, due to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic. While it may not be surprising, the Drag Pak continues development in the meantime, fine-tuning the car for its production launch.
Pricing has yet to be announced officially, but the production run for the 2021 model year is limited to only 50 units.